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Ink on paper hand drawing, scanned and colored in Photoshop. Actual flower photographs are used for flower textures.

A few months ago I came up with the idea for this calendar project that I kept in secret until it’s recent completion. I picked eleven of my friends for this. None of them knew what I was doing and most of them had no idea I was working on anything involving their likeness. I chose my closest friends and friends whose photos I could work with. I tried to pick the most lovely lady born in each month, and the flowers that matched their personalities.

Meet Magdalena, born in June. Artistic, bohemian, passionate, feminine, and mysterious, she gets a crimson rose, which is the official flower of June.

FEATURED IN

  1. Art Universe – June 2011
  2. The Best of Red Bubble – June 2011
  3. Art Nouveau and the Arts & Crafts Movement – June 2011
  4. Ladies Auxiliary – September 2011

Tags

flowers, portrait, summer, rose, art nouveau, surreal, woman, june, face, female, mucha, thorns, flower, floral

Comments

  • Reynaldo
    Reynaldoover 3 years ago

    lovely D work, Love your calender excellent cheers

  • I am not sure what “D work” is, but I am glad that you like my work :)

    – AlexKujawa

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago

    WONDERFUL IDEA AND A GREAT GROUP FOR YOUR CALENDAR !"liZ

  • Thank you for your kind comments :)

    – AlexKujawa

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 3 years ago

    Oh I love this. June is my month. Very special colours and expression here.

  • I am very glad that you like it :)

    – AlexKujawa

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederover 3 years ago

    stunning series, makes a wonderful calendar. Such a good idea, they must be thrilled!

  • Thank you for your kind comments :) Yes, I loved my friends’ reactions when I revealed what I was working on. They had no idea :)

    – AlexKujawa

  • Ann Mortimer
    Ann Mortimerover 3 years ago

    Oh Wow! This is beautiful! It must have been so hard to keep the secret so long!

  • Oh, it was! Thank you for your comments, Ann. I am very glad people are enjoying looking at my art. :)

    – AlexKujawa

  • Cherie Roe Dirksen
    Cherie Roe Dir...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful work and concept!

  • Thank you :)

    – AlexKujawa

  • Brian Pelkey
    Brian Pelkeyover 3 years ago

    Great work!!

  • Thanks! :)

    – AlexKujawa

  • virginian
    virginianabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful! A fave.

  • Excellent! Thank you :)

    – AlexKujawa

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 3 years ago

    enchanting image

  • Thank you :)

    – AlexKujawa

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellabout 3 years ago
  • Thank you so much, Pat :) It’s an honor.

    – AlexKujawa

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